We offer several services in cardiology. From blood pressure monitoring to electrocardiograms Cura Santé can assist you in these areas:
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM)
Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring (ABPM) measures your blood pressure as you are going about your everyday life. It takes readings on a set interval, normally every 30 mins, for a 24 hour period. It uses a digital blood pressure machine that is attached to a belt around your body and which is connected to a cuff around your upper arm. It is small enough that you can go about your normal daily life and even sleep with it on.
Standard Holter Monitor ( 24 hours and 48 hours)
A Holter monitor is a battery-operated portable device that measures and records your heart’s activity (ECG) continuously for 24 to 48 hours or longer depending on the type of monitoring used. The device is the size of a small camera. It has wires with silver dollar-sized electrodes that attach to your skin. The Holter monitor and other devices that record your ECG as you go about your daily activities are called ambulatory electrocardiograms.
Cardio STAT Holter Monitor (7 days and 14 days)
The CardioSTAT Holter is a test that allows the recording of your heartbeat continuously over a period of 48 hours, 7 days or 14 days. All the heartbeats are recorded on the device itself, which then is analyzed by a cardiologist. This new technology allows for a much longer reading that the standard holter. It’s wireless design also allows you so shower with the device on.
An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test which measures the electrical activity of your heart to show whether or not it is working normally. An ECG records the heart’s rhythm and activity on a moving strip of paper or a line on a screen. Your doctor can read and interpret the peaks and dips on paper or screen to see if there is any abnormal or unusual activity.